This is a great story about how William Lane Craig went to study for two Ph.D’s! I met William Lane Craig once at a talk that Alvin Plantinga was giving. We started conversing and realized that we both went to the same seminary, and of course were there for the philosophy. (Of course he’s a well-known Christian philosopher, and I was just a nobody Ph.D. student in philosophy at the time. I’m still a nobody, but I’ve finally graduated.) (more…)
Pastor Bae Hyung-kyu, a true witness of the Lord Jesus Christ in both word and deed.
Slain Korean Hostage was Killed for Refusing to Convert
Paul Hiebert, a renowned missiologist, anthropologist, and missionary to India was my missions professor during my seminary years. I learned so much from this man about missions. He was invited to deliver a commencement speech for the seminary’s graduation services but he passed away to be with the Lord only a day before the actual date. His words below are truly penetrating. There is much much Godly wisdom in this short speech: …view entire post
1954 Taegu or Daegu. It’s so easy to forget the past. I forget sometimes that all of my grandparents, uncles, and my parents were born in this city. I forget sometimes that my parents were both a pre-teen and a teenager in 1954. I forget sometimes that my grandfather was a pastor and a translator for the American GI’s that were there during the Korean War only a few years earlier. I forget sometimes how much my parents had suffered before I was born and yet were able to overcome. I have been trying to picture what it was like to have lived the life my mother did. Here I tried to reflect: http://www.jumbobody.com/blog/?p=29.
The following pictures were taken by an American Christian as a young man. They are truly amazing:
I have not been able to blog as of late. I’m teaching three classes, trying to work on my dissertation, and of course trying to be faithful to my church. So here’s a quick post on what I am thankful to God for: my family.
When I graduated from college, our commencement speaker was the new First Lady of the United States – Hillary Clinton. I don’t remember much about her speech (in fact, I don’t remember much from those years), but I do remember clearly the first time I read the speech below. My brother-in-law is graduating from college today and I dedicate this post to him. It has truly been great seeing you grow to be a man of God. Congratulations to all the graduates.
And now, the greatest graduation speech I have ever heard or read:
(Postman has written some very insightful books, including one of my favorites “Amusing ourselves to death”.)
MY GRADUATION SPEECH by Neil Postman |inline
Consider what one atheistic philosopher has to say about a fellow philosopher who is also an atheist: |inline
There are times when I am studying and I wonder: Why am I doing this? What is a minister doing in a graduate program in philosophy?
I am much more interested in discipleship than in philosophical logic, yet I spend a lot more time thinking about the latter. I am much more interested in justification in terms of atonement before God than notions of epistemic justification, yet I spend a lot more time thinking about the latter. It’s not that I don’t love philosophy, I do. I just love ministry more. |inline
Happy Valentine’s Day.
A WOMAN’S QUESTION
Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing
Ever made by the hand above?
A woman’s heart, and a woman’s life–
And a woman’s wonderful love. |inline
Blogosophy is philosophy done via blogs or over the internet. Hence, the blogosopher takes a very difficult and slow moving subject and tries to do it over a very fast medium. The biggest difference in my opinion between blogosophy and philosophy is that in the former the focus is primarily on the conclusion of an argument with very little (or quick pieces of) justification for the premises whereas in the latter the focus is primarily on the premises of an argument and what conclusions follow from such. This is precisely why philosophy is slow, long, and arduous while blogosophy tends to be quick, sometimes informative, and of course much easier to pull off. There are plenty of professional philosophers who blogosophize quite well, but most blogosophers are those with no training in philosophy. Hence what counts as blogosophy varies greatly in terms of philosophical quality. Anyways, what follows is a little bit of blogosophy based on an interview with Daniel Dennett.